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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 7, 2012 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Garcia Band: Live at Shoreline ???

"1st off, the disc is outstanding. Jerry is content and in the groove throughout. Music is top notch."

This is just one man's opinion of course, but I find this DVD to be extremely disappointing. Not impressed with the sound. Kahn is far too low in the mix, and it just doesn't sound too good compared to other GD DVD releases. Not crazy about the setlist either and most important, I've probably heard a hundred JGB shows I enjoy much more. There's some intangible quality that is lacking from this performance, and I wish I could more precisely pinpoint what it is. It sucks that there isn't really any great quality video material of solo Jerry.

I don't want to deter you from checking it out though because you may enjoy it. A lot of other people do, but I'm just not one of them. I think there's so much other better material from JGB, but unfortunately it isn't on video. There's clips of the performance on YouTube. I would check those out first.

I forget who posted this fairly recently here, but it's one of the best solo Jerry performances I've ever seen (not in terms of video quality, but the quality of the music):

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 7, 2012 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Garcia Band: Live at Shoreline ???

I agree that the setlist is rather ho-hum, but I do like the performance. Yes it is very laid back, maybe too much so, but that is up to the individual to decide. Perhaps if they release something else (I would love to see the shows I saw at the then Great Woods) my opinion may change, but for now I do really enjoy this (and the fact that my wife will let me play it during dinner is not something to be easily overlooked)